It was a long wait but definitely it’s worth it. Imagine Your Korea through its official Facebook and Instagram pages revealed last Tuesday, August 2 its Korea Tourism TVC teasers featuring who else but Song Joongki, the Honorary Ambassador of Korea Tourism.

In the two videos posted Song Joongki teases everyone with “Wanna travel Korea with me?” line in his overly handsome and cute way no one can resist.  The first teaser shows Song with N Seoul Tower from a far background while in the second one we can see him in a club partying and in a charming dancing mood. Song Joongki is the perfect Korea Tourism ambassador, we all wanna go and travel to Korea with him upon watching the two teasers. ❤


Song Joongki TVC for Korea Tourism Teaser 1 Screen cap


Song Joongki TVC for Korea Tourism Teaser 2 Screen cap

Check out the official Korea Toursim TVCs below (click link above the pictures) as shared by Imagine Your Korea FB page.

Teaser  1
Korea Tourism Song Joongki TVC teaser 1

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Korea Tourism Song Joongki TVC teaser 1 (Imagine Your Korea FB Post screen cap)

Teaser  2
Korea Tourism Song Joongki TVC teaser 2


Korea Tourism Song Joongki TVC teaser 2 (Imagine Your Korea FB Post screen cap)

As a bonus these teasers launch came in with a Trip to Korea event/contest dubbed as “Want to visit the homeland of K-Star Song Joong-Ki? All you have to do is share any of the two teasers posted in Facebook above and comment the reason why you want to travel to Korea. The event runs from August 2-8 with announcement of winners on Aug 18.  At stake is one round trip ticket to Korea and 10 one-of-a-kind Song Joongki travel kits.

What are you waiting for? Just in case you haven’t known of this event you have until Monday, Aug 8 to join and forever to feast on these charmingly handsome teasers and imagine travelling to Korea with Joongki. ❤ Of course I already joined and I do really wanna win and travel Korea with him, hihi. Aja!

May the best Song Joongki fans and/or Korea lovers win, hwaiting! And let’s all wait for the full TVC soon. ^_^


Song Joongki for Korea Tourism (c) Imagine Your Korea FB Page

Follow and like Imagine Your Korea on their official pages below for updates:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/imagineyourkorea
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/imagineyourkorea

Calling all k-pop and k-drama lovers in the Philippines, who wants an event featuring everything about Korean Wave with FREE admission?  Well before you even wish it has already come true. 😉 Filipino fans of Korean entertainment will have a full-day feast on all things about Korean wave or “Hallyu” as the Philippine K-pop Convention, Inc. (PKCI), in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center (KCC), and supported by the Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE), brings you “Happy Hallyu Day” on July 23, 2016 at Skydome, SM City North EDSA.

Happy Hallyu Day Event Poster

Official Event poster from PKCI and KCCPh

Various Korean-related activities from k-pop, k-drama, and travel to Korea and even on k-beauty and fashion await every attendee.  Get to enjoy being a fangirl/fanboy on activity booths from K-pop fan clubs and brands. Famous Korean cosmetic brands like Missha will have make-up demonstrations where guests can know how to achieve the same look as their favorite K-pop artists. Fans can also take their photos with life-size standees of various Korean artists. I do hope there will be a Song Joongki standee to selfie galore with (wink wink, let’s wish upon the stars in Uruk, hahaha). 🙂

See live performances from k-pop cover dance groups and singers as well as Traditional Korean cultural performances from KCC Ph’s in-house performance teams.  Guests can also take advantage of free seminars and workshops and learn how to dress, look and travel k-pop style. For K-pop fans who are travelling to Korea for the first time, a seminar on Traveling to Korea will be conducted by Sparkling Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Ms. Gigi Yia. If you missed her talk last May sponsored by KTO Manila then this is your chance now. A short talk and workshop on Korean style and K-pop-inspired fashion will be held by fashion stylist and Editor RJ Roque. I am so excited on both of these talks.

Attendees will have a chance to win exciting prizes too by joining raffle draws. And last but definitely not the least, there will be a Korean Drama quiz contest to anticipate and join.  Better do a refresh and review of your favorite k-drama facts before going to the event. 😉

Are you getting excited? Here’s one more: Admission is FREE! Surely every attendee would have a blast. “Happy Hallyu Day” is a special project funded by the Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) and is part of KCC’s 5th anniversary celebration. KCC in the Philippines was established on July 19, 2011 to further promote the Korean culture and facilitate a wider and more expansive cultural exchange.  Let’s thank KOFICE, KCCPh and PKCI for this FREE event and wish KCCPh a very Happy 5th Anniversary!

More details and announcements as well as instructions on how to get passes are to be announces soon. Please keep posted on Philippine K-pop Convention, Inc. (PKCI) FB page at www.facebook.com/philkpopcomm or follow them on Instagram and twitter at @kpopconph. Mark your calendars and see you all k-fangirls on July 23 at SM Skydome from 10AM – 5PM and let’s celebrate Hallyu! ❤

The event is followed by KCC’s annual K-Pop talent competition, “Pinoy K-Pop Star at 6-9pm. 

It was minutes past 6pm and the sun is still up preparing to set down when I arrived at BGC one early Thursday night of May 5.  I am so excited beyond words since I would say hello to something I am always craving for but this time it’s kinda something new, a new bingsuuu is in Café Seolhwa town! ❤

The fancy and modern Korean dessert place Café Seolhwa is well known for its signature snowy like a pure first snow and tastes as good as how it looks Mango Cheese and Berry Cheese Bingsu. These become the favorite desserts Instagram-ed of since it opened its bingsu doors March of last year at BGC.

Seolhwa Mango Cheese Bingsu

Mango Cheese Bingsu (c) @seolhwabingsu ig

Seolhwa Berry Cheese Bingsu

Berry Cheese Bingsu (c) @seolhwabingsu ig

As Café Seolhwa reach its one year of existence and service to bingsu addicts a whole new different kind of bingsu is created and ambitiously prepared (quoting from @seolhwabingsu IG)  by the magical hands of its owner.  Say Hello to CAKE BINGSU, yes a Cake Bingsu! It’s just a very apt new menu to celebrate Seolhwa’s anniversary and I am very privileged to have a first taste of it before it was made available and served at the counters.

Cafe Seolhwa Cake Bingsu teaser

Cake Bingsu teaser images (c) @seolhwabingsu ig

For the Cake Bingsu series Café Seolhwa introduces 2 new variants in their menu: The Gomawo or Thank You Bingsu and Heng Bok He or Happiness BingsuKnow more about these two new bingsu of Seolhwa’s menu and my verdict upon having my sweet first taste of them below:

Gomawo Bingsu  (Thank You Bingsu)

Gomawo means  “Thank You” in Korea so this Gomawo Bingsu or Thank You Bingsu is a way of thanking Seolhwa customers with a mix of coffee, chocolate, strawberry sauce and crème cheese married into a cake Bingsu.  Essentially it is a Tiramisu Bingsu being a coffee-choco cake in a bingsu form.

Gomawo Bingsu

Gomawo Bingsu as presented to Pinkyreg by Cafe Seolhwa ❤

At first you can taste the chocolatey flavor as the ice is chocolate flavored but afterwards it will leave you with the strong coffee taste.  This one is perfect for coffee lovers.  I haven’t tasted their Coffee Bingsu but this one makes you feel like drinking coffee, eating a cake and bingsu all in one.  Try it for yourself. 😛

Pinkyreg First Taste of Cake Bingsu

Pinkyreg’s first sweet taste of Gomawo Cake Bingsu, yum ^^ (taken from Seolhwa owner’s cam)

Heng Bok He Bingsu  (Happiness Bingsu)

Heng Bok He means “Happiness” in Korea and true enough this Heng Bok He Bingsu or Happiness Bingsu can make you happy.  It’s like chocolate for girls, an instant happy pill.  On top of the sweet fresh berry sauce is a mix of the soft yogurt cream.  The yogurt berry taste and the mix of all the flavors (sour, sweet, fruity, creamy) made it perfect.  As said in Seolhwa’s ig post it’s an “All day Heng bok he” or all day happy with this Yogurt Berry Bingsu.  You can judge it just by the look of it below, so yummy pretty <3!

Heng Bok He Bingsu

Heng Bok He Bingsu – such a heavenly happy sweet first taste ❤

These yummy Cake Bingsu series is now serving at the counters of Café Seolhwa BGC branch that started last May 16. Make it a gift to yourself for special occasions or just when you are craving for bingsu. 🙂  It has the Café Seolhwa’s signature magical fine snowy texture of the shaved ice, it’s distinct flavors with a cake foundation for a festive look and taste. I am not sure if it’s a limited edition menu or forever but you may not want to miss trying the Gomawo and Heng Bok He Bingsu so do drop by the BGC branch.  After all you can never go wrong with Cafe Seolhwa since after trying 8 bingsu places Café Seolhwa is still the best korean dessert place for me. ^_^

Wanna Have Some Seolhwa Cake Bingsu

Wanna Have Some Seolhwa Cake Bingsu?

Thank you once again Mr. Daniel Choi (Korean Manager) and Ms. Gowoon Jung (Owner) of Cafe Seolhwa for the privilege of the “first taste” of Cake Bingsu series and selecting me as one of the Seolhwa’s “First Supporters”Gomawo and indeed it was Heng bok he! 🙂

with Cafe Seolhwa's owner and manager and fellow first supporter

with Cafe Seolhwa’s owner and manager and fellow first supporter ❤

with Cafe Seolhwa's korean manager Mr. Danile Choi ;)

Mango Cheese Bingsu (c) @seolhwabingsu ig

Like Cafe Seolhwa’s FB page at http://www.facebook.com/seolhwabingsu and follow them on Instagram @seolhwabingsu for more updates.

As of writing we are down to the last week of the talk of the world Korean drama Descendants of the Sun or DOTS as it’s shortly called. Fans of DOTS are dreading this week to come as the Wednesday-Thursday habit of tuning in to KBS2 or waiting for the English-subbed episodes is coming to close.  So as to ease the pain of us Song Joongki or DOTS addicts I have this post to cure a bit of that incoming withdrawal syndrome in the coming days or maybe months.

No doubt everybody loves Song Joongki as Captain Yoo Si Jin.  His handsomely cute lovable face outside that strong character plus those cheesy lines over patriotism and “soldier in shining armour” (or should I say gun) antics made him the most wanted man every woman desires.  Without further ado here is a top ten list of Yoo Si Jin faces and personalities that made us fall in love with him over and over again. Enjoy! ❤

It’s super hard to choose the best 10. Should I revise to Top 100 or apologize? 😉

1. The Captain cum Rayban Model

I chose this as the first in the list because this scene is just so iconic. He looks so like the “Big Boss” here with that mysteriously cold look trying to hide his feelings inside that Rayban aviator sunglasses as he passed by the pretty shocked Dr. Kang. One of the most melodramatic scene to the tune of “I love you…” They won’t choose this as the emoji of that trending #YooSiJin in twitter days ago for nothing. ❤

2. The Captain in Dress Uniform


For me this is one of his most handsome look if not the best. No wonder it was chosen to be his get-up for the “First Kiss” scene. It just added flavor to the already heart-fluttering Wine Kiss. Agree? His very neatly handsome soldier look makes us fancy over and over again to be wooed and kissed by this captain. ❤


3. Gym Buff


Thanks to Descendants of the Sun that we saw a Song Joongki in all his abs glory.  How can that baby-faced cutie managed to have that one hot body.  In an interview during the drama’s press conference before its first episode Song said that he wanted to lend it for the melodrama and his co-star Ms.Song Hye Kyo to make it more real.  And yes Captain you did it.  I love that scene how he answered his phone and said to meet Dr. Kang Mo Yeon right there and then while looking so hot topless. ❤ ❤ ❤

And how many times did you put this this gif on replay mode, hihihi. Thanks to the owner. ^_^


4. Boy Next Door


We always see him in a soldier uniform, but that instance when he showed up so early for their “first date” make everyone wish someone so handsome like him waits right outside our school or work, hahahaha.  Can he get any cuter than this, and in that gray sweatshirt, aw!  Wait for more entries in the list. 🙂

5. Holding A Gun


Is there anyone more masculine handsome than Captain Yoo holding a gun? He is really a “soldier in shining armour” ready to sacrifice for patriotism and for the love of his life.  What is more challenging for our hearts not to explode is that he always speaks English while holding a gun. OMO! Plus pogi (handsome) points to his already Level 1000. Take note even in hospital gown he looks so cool, why oh why captain?

6. Stalker and Sharp Shooter Captain


Captain Yoo seems to abuse his post sometimes.  Who has not been shot right through the heart in that Stalking Level 100 or “Shot of Love Scene”?  I so envy you Dr. Kang! Ok here’s the clip (credits to @descendants.of.the.sun ig). 😛

More over there is really something in that target shooting angle that makes Captain Yoo blow our minds and make undies fall. Agree? Ahhahaha 😛


7. Drunk Cutie

From that captain in uniform, holding a gun and sharp shooter mode this is just a so unexpected sight to see of him. An all-out drunk Si Jin, OMO! Being prohibited to drink while he is in uniform, drinking soju for 3 straight days if I am not mistaken is his bliss.

Gosh, this is a thing a lot cuter than his boy next door image. I can’t help but smile seeing him like this. Oh my so pretty boy! ❤ I cannot hold the feels.


8. On Cloud Nine and Head Over Heels



I think what makes us love him even more is the way he is very in love with the female lead. No doubt right from Episode 1 you can feel Captain Yoo would do anything for Dr. Kang. Who could forget these lines “Doctors must not have a boyfriend because they are busy…” ❤


He knows how to make a woman feel loved. Aw that pony tail scene in Uruk, do you have a twin brother Captain Yoo Si Jin? Lol 🙂

But what makes him more attractive is when he looks oh so kilig or tickled and overjoyed like in cloud nine, more than what a girl feels who have been first-kissed , hahahha. Let’s see if you can recall these scenes, I know you will.



9. Cheesy Line King

Descendants of the Sun may be an action packed melodrama but definitely it’s a full blown romantic one with so many cheesy pick up lines delivered by no less than the captain or should I say the King of Cheesy lines Yoo Si Jin.  This “You look pretty today” scene can top it all, complete with “Don’t feel embarrassed now that I know you like me. It doesn’t change the fact that I like you more”.  Aw, cheesiness overload! Maybe, on that note Dr. Kang decided to confess in person and kissed him back after a few hours, lol. It worked Captain Yoo!



In the early episodes I personally like the movie date scene when he asked Dr. Kang to show him her ID. When she asked why he said. “I just want to make sure I am not dating a minor”. Shame! It will work on any girl surely ❤

10. Best Kisser Awardee


And last but definitely not the least Captain Yoo is the best kisser in Korean drama town. He does it in unexpected places.  Did you remember the feeling when that Wine Kiss happened at the end of Episode 4? Gosh we all wanted to fast forward the days to Wednesday.

And that Gasoline station scene, when he kissed her just to stop her jealousy. Oh Captain Yoo, you’re the best.


But the kiss that played all over our heads is definitely the Truck Kiss, because it’s the Song-Song couple first official kiss as boyfriend-girlfriend in the drama. I must say Dr. Kang you did well too, hihi ❤


Wheeew! What a list, imagine the feels while I am writing and compiling this.  Captain Yoo didn’t put me to sleep for nights hihihi ❤

Let me know your favorite in the list. I myself can’t choose or even order them well, hahaha (but I guess below is my top 4). Put it in the comment box or send me an email so I can edit lol. By the way I have a few more runners-up below.  OMO! I am laughing my heart out loud here.  Enjoy again and good luck to DOTS withdrawal syndrome. Salute Captain Yoo!


Saranghaeyo Song Joongki ❤

Runner-Up 1: Stunt Man Si Jin


Runner-Up 2: Crying Captain


Runner-Up 3: The Player Look


Runner-Up 4: Holding A book


Runner-Up 5: Jealous Captain

So damn cutie, so drum-roll as the last but definitely not the least runner-up 😛



<Disclaimer: I do not own all the photos, videos and GIFs, except for that top4 collage, full credits to the rightful owners, and thank you so much>


Bitten by the love month or inspired by Lang Leav or just letting go of the mixed emotions on sending someone off on a Valentines eve I’m so happy to post this valentine poetry collection of mine.

This is my first post for 2016 and its back to basics, my first love. I’m so crazy thrilled that my passion is back.

Enjoyed pouring my heart here. ❤  More poetry from me soon. 🙂 Enjoy sighing. ^_^

Valentine Moon

Full moon on valentine’s day
It’s so damn romantic
like the feelings we have
shining even kept in the dark…

02142014 by Pinkyreg (written right under the full moon on a crazy valentine Friday traffic jam)

Question and Answer

I asked without expectation
Do i look good with koreans or japanese?
And candidly you replied
“You look pretty with both ”
At 2am I shouted and giggled like there’s no tomorrow.

You asked me where to blog
I answered its classic in wordpress
Yet that sincere question to an amateur me
is just the most classic gesture
to make me hug my pillow and pen a poem.

02172016 by Pinkyreg (random written while in transit in a window seat to a guy miles away)


Just Get Lost

Lost in silence
in my own comfort zone
Would the crowd be a found?

Lost in the city
Wanting to get lost in the wild
or just get lost in love.

Been lost in Seoul
I wanna be lost once more
to another place to find someone lost.

02192016 by Pinkyreg (written in silence of a Starbucks place)


Missed It

Have I really forgotten you?
Indeniably torn
Since I don’t want to
but time seems to answer YES
without me knowing how
I missed it…
and you.

02292016 by Pinkyreg (written in the Leap Year day of 2016)


With the Hallyu or korean wave craze everyone who has been bitten by the k-pop and Korean drama fever wanted to go to Korea. But where to go, how to go there and even what’s the best time to go, it seems overwhelming to plan one’s itinerary.  Places to visit goes beyond filming locations of Korean dramas and cafes owned by idols and actors as the growing interest in Korean food, cosmetic shopping, traditional Korean palaces and awesome sceneries of Korea have been widespread not to mention those k-pop concerts every fangirl needs to catch, these can’t seem to fit in the 4D/3N trip or even a week.

But in my 3 years of loving and promoting everything Korean there is just this organization, a website and a Facebook page that is a one stop shop when it comes to Korean Travel Guide. It’s the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) that can make your life easier.  Listed below are various media or way it can help anyone on exploring Korea at your own fingertips.

The VisitKorea website – Official Korea Tourism Organization website

the VisitKorea website as seen on mobile

the VisitKorea website as seen on mobile

This official website of Korea Tourism Organization http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/ provides various information on everything you need to know about Korea, and of course Korea travel.  This site includes but not limited to general info on Korea, its seasons, transportation system, recommended destinations and attractions, themed travel to food, shopping and accommodation. It’s really a one stop shop guide for travelling to Korea, hence I think it’s from where they get the name “Visit Korea”.  I can still remember how I discovered this site back in 2011 when I was googling about Korea’s seasons and when is the best time to fly.  I was just amazed when I landed on the page.  I didn’t only find the seasons but everything.  At that point in time my favorite part of what I saw on this Visit Korea website is the very comprehensive compilation list of filming locations of famous and well-loved Korean dramas.  From Secret Garden (which is the current fav at that time) to Boys Over Flowers, You Are Beautiful, Princess Hours to as far back as Winter Sonata they have it, and of course My Love From the Star is there.  Check this link for this amazing compilation and see for yourself  and enjoy planning of visiting Korea to see those dreamy filming locations. ^^

Oh did I mention that this site also hosts a lot of contests or “event” as they call it with various prizes at stake ranging from Korea souvenir items, gadgets and yes Trip to Korea. It’s truly everything about Korea. 🙂

The Korea Tourism Organization Facebook Page

This is the Facebook version of the VisitKorea website.  What’s amazing on this page is that every day it features one aspect of the website with a very enticing picture that you would want to click the link on it redirecting you to the website to discover more of what the picture is saying.  May it be a feature on the current season, a contest or a destination that is a must see.  One particular favorite post in this FB page is their Seoul Subway Tour series.  It features attractions per Subway line that would save your time and energy and helps tourist maximize their time in Seoul.  Amazing, awesomeness right, Thanks KTO!  Below are sample pictures from this Seoul Subway Tour album they have posted (Full credits to KTO).

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Check below link for the full album post.

To those who are booked or are in planning stage of visiting Korea you really have to bookmark this.  So useful.  And of course like the Korea Tourism Organization Facebook page  for the whole experience. 🙂 Click here to get into the page https://www.facebook.com/koreatourism

The VisitKorea Mobile App

With the mobile phone era where every one seems to depend on their mobile phones and the increasing trend of “smart tour” where travelers prefer using mobile applications instead of traditional tour package program Korea Tourism Organization created this VisitKorea mobile app which offers in depth Korea travel information guide with user friendly design and even offers interactive on the go guide while you are at the moment in Korea.

VisitKorea mobile app home screen page as seen on my mobile phone (English version)

VisitKorea mobile app home screen page as seen on my mobile phone (English version)

So what does this application offers.  As you can see in the photo above it has categorized information on attractions, shopping, hotels and dining in Korea.  Essentially it is what you can find in the VisitKorea website but is more updated and handy since it’s on mobile.  Aside from this main feature it also boasts of Travel Highlights may it be a compilation of seasonal festivals or attractions or shopping destinations such as what you can see in the photo above (Beautiful cites at night).

You can also plan your itineraries via Travel Course which offers recommended/popular itineraries shared by other travelers.  You can also use it while you are on the go as this application can recommend what dining/shopping/attractions are near your location right at the moment you are in Korea.  For more information and sample navigation on the VisitKorea app you can go and click on this link.

By the way it also offers discounts and coupons so it’s really so cool.  What are you waiting for download it now.  It’s free and available in English, Chinese and Japanese languages.

VisitKorea mobile app as I downloaded it on the Play Store ^^

VisitKorea mobile app as I downloaded it on the Play Store ^^

Korea Travel Guide Books and e-books

For those who still prefer the traditional travel guide books and maps printed, Korea Tourism Organization still has them ready. Had my recent take-aways from the KTO Manila booth at the 2015 Korean Film Festival hosted by Korean Cultural Center Philippines below. That “Easy Korean Cooking” one is such a bonus that everyone wanted to have it. ^_^




And as these are usually available in a KTO sponsored or organized event friends asked me if I can get copies for them.  I know you can do this by contacting KTO Manila (in the Philippines case) online in Facebook at Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office or through twitter @KTOManila or you can drop by their office at Makati. I think you can also do this with other KTO Overseas offices in other countries. But don’t worry if you can’t have a printed copy since these are also available in e-book from the VisitKorea website. How great it is right. Click here for the e-book versions of Korea Travel Guide and more books from Korea Tourism Organization.

With all of these ways listed above I think anyone can travel and enjoy Korea with ease.  Thanks to Korea Tourism Organization that truly we can imagine, visit and explore Korea at our own fingertips.  Hopefully we all can say Annyeonghaseyo right there in Seoul soon.  Aja!  😀

Hope this blog post helped you.

Sending Korean Goodvibes,
pinkyreg ♥

Pink and You

Why am I like this way when I’m beside you?
Is it because you stroke my hair
while saying I’m so pink
pinkier and pinkier everytime you see me
and it suits me well
that I looked so pretty young
or is it because you’re you? ❤

Written minutes past midnight on a dreamy 13th of Oct 2015

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